Dr. med. Günther Jonitz

born in Munich, Germany, 1958. Qualified surgeon, since 1999 President of the Berlin Chamber of Physicians and a member of the board of the German Medical Association (GMA/BÄK). Chairman of the quality assurance bodies of the GMA. Representative of the GMA in the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) and of the Institute for Quality and Transparency in Health Care (IQTIG). He is founding member and formerly Chair of the German Coalition for Patient Safety (APS) as well as founding member of the German Network for Evidence Based Medicine (DNEbM). Since 2006 he is the technical advisor to the German Ministry of Health on questions relating to patient safety in international organizations (e.g. EU Commission, WHO). He is also leader of the working group “Patient Safety” that is part of the national programme “Gesundheitsziele.de”, defining goals and setting agendas in health care. He has organized the first congress on value-based health care in Germany in 2016 in cooperation with the bmj and the Nuffield College, University of Oxford, UK. He received the Federal Medal of Honour by the German Federal President for his achievements in patient safety and evidence-based medicine in 2016.

Dr. Günther Jonitz, President of the Berlin Chamber of Physicians
Ärztekammer Berlin, Friedrichstraße 16, D-10969 Berlin, phone: +49 -30-40806 5000,
E-Mail: g.jonitz@aekb.de, Internet: www.aekb.de

Lead Researcher Think Tank, Indian Overseas (UK Chapter)
President ,National Indian Students and Alumni Union (UK)

• An established researcher who is actively working to leverage the expertise of Indian diasporas to accelerate inclusive development goals and to build a better Indo-UK relationship.
• Represented India at 5th Asian Science camp (South Korea) in 2011 and 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (Germany) in 2014.
• Awarded Khorana Fellowship (USA) in 2013 and Gold medal along with The President of India Dr.Shankar Dayal Sharma Medical Nomination in 2014.
• Being selected for Clinton Global Initiative University he severs as Governance Ambassador, Vision India Foundation(NGO) since 2016.
• Done presentations at ICSSR National Symposium on Governance and Administrative Reforms in India(2016) and 1st IGCLA conference held in KMC Manipal in the year of 2015.

• WE SHALL seminar series on youth empowerment and engagement
• THROUGHOUT-LEADERSHIP, a youth oriented platform called Perspective with a principle of Engage ,Enable and Empower.
• Managing Head for London partners survey on “Experience of Indian students in the UK”.
• Representative voice to BAME community in UK.


Currently a National Postdoctoral Fellow with 9 years of Research and Teaching and experience in Biological Sciences. She did her Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

She published various articles titled: Ionic liquids make DNA rigid; Dehydrated DNA in B-form: Ionic liquids in rescue; Nanostructural re- organization manifests in sui- generis density trend of imidazolium acetate/water binary mixtures; Dynamics of physiologically relevant noncanonical DNA structures: An overview from experimental and theoretical studies; Flexibility and structure of flanking DNA impact transcription factor affinity for its core motif and many more.

She has presented posters in various international conferences. She participated at the Lindau Nobel Laureate’s Meeting in Physiology and Medicine in 2018 and has won the best thesis award in her college and has also received National Postdoctoral Fellowship. She is currently a National Postdoctoral Fellow at Molecular Biophysics Unit, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore.


  • Molecular Biology: DNA and RNA isolation, Recombinant DNA techniques (plasmid isolation, transformation, ligation, etc), ELISA, PCR, Agarose & Sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel Electrophoresis, Partial genome sequencing (AB 3130XL), Flow cytometer, CMS
  • Cell Biology: Maintenance of Cell Lines, revival, passage, cryopreservation, 3D cell culture, Tissue Culture based Techniques (IFAT, FAT, Plaque assay and PRNT, MTT)
  • Microbiology: Media preparation, plating, CFU count, viral infection, Bacterial Growth Curve
  • Bioinformatics: BLAST, FASTA, T -Coffee, Clustal W for sequence alignment, Bio- Edit and MEGA for evolutionary studies.
  • She has been selected for prestigious DST-DFG (Department of Science & Technology, India-German Research Foundation, Germany) Award for participation in 68th Nobel Laureate Meet Lindau, Germany 2018.
  • She has her own publications along with other writers namely
Micromanagement of Immune System: Role of miRNAs in Helminthic Infections. Frontiers in Microbiology.
Molecular Neuro-Pathomechanism of Neurocysticercosis: How Host Genetic Factors Influence Disease Susceptibility. Molecular Neurobiology.
Recent Advancements and New Perspectives in Animal Models for Neurocysticercosis Immunopathogenesis. Parasite immunology.
E3 Ubiquitin Ligases Neurobiological Mechanisms: Development to Degeneration. Frontiers in molecular neuroscience

Dr. Akshaya Pramod Meher
Ph.D. Biotechnology

1. DST-SERB N-PDF (April 2018)
2. DST INSPIRE Fellow for PhD (2011-2016).
3. DST-DFG award 2018 for participation in 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting dedicated to Physiology and Medicine; and visit to various research institutes in Germany.

Work Experience:
1) DST-SERB National Post-Doctoral Fellow at Central Research Laboratory, Dr . Vasantrao Pawar Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Nashik. (02.04.2018 – Present)
2) Visiting Faculty at University Research Department (URD), Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik
3) Instruments Handled/ Techniques known:
Molecular Biology Techniques, Immunological Technique, Animal (Mice & Rat) handling techniques

1. Awarded with the DST-DFG Award 2018 by the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi for participating in the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting held at Lindau, Germany
2. “Travel Grant” from the “8th World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease”
3. Best Oral presentation award at “International Conference on Food and Nutrition Technology for Public Health Care” held at New Delhi
4. Best Oral presentation award at “43rd National Conference of Nutrition Society of India” held at Hyderabad

International Conferences:
1. Mini Oral Presentation at “8th World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease” held at SUNTEC Singapore
2. Poster presentation at 17th Society of Natal effects on health in adults meeting held at Mysore
3. Oral presentation at “International Conference on Food and Nutrition Technology for Public Health Care” held at New Delhi
4. Poster presentation at 16th Society of Natal effects on health in adults meeting held at CCMB Hyderabad
5. Selected for “International Course in Nutrition Research Methods” Sponsored by the Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative program .
6. Life member of “Nutrition Society of India” since 2012.

Dr. Partha Dabke, MBBS
PhD student, Clinic for Pediatric Kidney, Liver & Metabolic Diseases, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany.
M.B.B.S. from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, India (2010 – 2016)
Founder, Indo German Convention of Lindau Alumni

Awards & Fellowships
• Care for Rare Foundation fellowship for 3 months internship in Dept. of Pediatrics in Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU), Munich, Germany (2015)
• DST, Govt. of India & German Research Foundation (DFG) joint fellowship to attend the 64th Nobel Laureate Meeting on Physiology/Medicine in Lindau, Germany (2014)
• 3-time recipient of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Short Term Studentship (STS) national research grant (2011, 2012 & 2013)

Clinical & Research Interests:
Currently pursuing PhD in Neurosciences, investigating the effect of ketogenic diet on sirtuins and energy metabolism. Clinical interests include inborn errors of metabolism, particularly mitochondrial disorders. Designed “Mitoapp”, a prototype tool to aid medical decision making in IEM diagnostics. Aim at pursuing a clinician scientist career in the field of IEM and genetic disorders.
Dr. Das

Prof. Das is head of Paediatric Metabolic Medicine at the Department of Paediatrics, Hannover Medical School.

After undergraduate studies of medicine at Göttingen University he was a scholar of the ‘Max-Planck Society’ in Göttingen (Germany) where he worked in respiratory physiology, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford (UK) where his focus of research was the regulation of cardiac energy metabolism. Prof. Das trained in Paediatrics at Hannover Medical School and University Clinics Hamburg-Eppendorf (Germany). His special interest is in Inborn Errors of Metabolism and Neuropaediatrics with a research focus on energy metabolism, amino acid metabolism and lysosomal storage diseases. He has also obtained experience in Newborn screening at the ‘Screening Laboratory Hannover’.

Prof. Das is member of the scientific advisory board of the ‘German Society for Muscle Diseases’, the ‘Centre for Systems Neurosciences’ in Hannover and the ’Centre for Rare Diseases’ as well as the ‘Ethical Review Board’ at Hannover Medical School.

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